Tag: historical romance


Flashback Friday Favorite: A Kingdom of Dreams (Westmoreland Saga #1) by Judith McNaught

Flashback Friday Favorite: A Kingdom of Dreams (Westmoreland Saga #1) by Judith McNaught

What it’s about Abducted from her convent school, headstrong Scottish beauty Jennifer Merrick does not easily surrender to Royce Westmoreland, Duke of Claymore. Known as “The Wolf”; his very name strikes terror in the hearts of his enemies. But proud Jennifer will have nothing to do with the fierce English warrior who holds her captive, this handsome rogue who taunts her with his blazing arrogance. Boldly she challenges his will . . . until the night he takes her in his powerful embrace, awakening in her an irresistible hunger. And suddenly Jennifer finds herself ensnared in a bewildering web . . . a seductive, dangerous trap of pride, passion, loyalty, and […]

Posted October 2, 2015 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Joint Review: Dancing on Coals by Ellen O’Connell

Joint Review: Dancing on Coals by Ellen O’Connell

What it’s about After escaping robbers intent on murder, Katherine Grant says, “I jumped from the frying pan into the fire. Before long I’ll be dancing on the coals.” The highwaymen were the frying pan; the handsome young Apache who saved her from them was the fire; and the coals? Gaetan. Rage against the enemies of his people has consumed Gaetan from boyhood. The only use he ever found for any white was to test the sharpness of his knife. Forced by his brother to endure Katherine’s company, Gaetan tries to deny what he sees—the white woman has a man’s temper and a lion’s courage. She has an Apache heart. In […]

Posted September 19, 2015 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Flashback Friday: Lord of Fire (Knight Miscellany #2) by Gaelen Foley

Flashback Friday: Lord of Fire (Knight Miscellany #2) by Gaelen Foley

What it’s about After years of preparation, he has baited his trap well, luring the depraved members of Society into his devil’s playground so he can earn their trust and uncover their secrets. Yet no one in London suspects that Lord Lucien Knight is England’s most cunning spy, an officer who has sacrificed his soul for his country. Now an unexpected intruder has invaded his fortress of sin, jeopardizing his carefully laid plans–and igniting his deepest desires. Beautiful, innocent, Alice Montague finds herself at the mercy of scandalous Lord Lucien. But as he begins his slow seduction to corrupt her virtue, Alice glimpses a man tormented by his own choices, a […]

Posted September 18, 2015 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 2 Comments

The Duke’s Tattoo (Horsemen of the Apocalypse #1) by Miranda Davis

The Duke’s Tattoo (Horsemen of the Apocalypse #1) by Miranda Davis

What it’s about First comes revenge then comes love and marriage in The Duke’s Tattoo, a historical romance set in Regency England.  After being grievously wounded at Waterloo, Jeremy Maubrey returns from war to find his new life as the tenth Duke of Ainsworth painful, dull and full of obligations. That is, until he wakes to find himself indelibly decorated in a mortifying place and mocking manner.  Though he cannot recall much of the hellish night when he was abducted and tattooed, he cannot forget the waif-like villainess responsible or her haunting eyes. Ducal duties must wait till he finds the culprit and takes his revenge.  Miss Prudence Haversham, Bath’s only […]

Posted September 16, 2015 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 2 Comments

Flash Back Friday: The Temporary Wife by Mary Balogh

Flash Back Friday: The Temporary Wife by Mary Balogh

What it’s about Miss Charity Duncan has no illusions when she agrees to the marriage proposal of Lord Anthony Earheart. The arrogant aristocrat makes it painfully clear what he wants from her. Will Charity agree to be the wife he needs to enrage the father he hates? Of course. Will Charity then depart from his life in return for the money she and her family desperately need? Of course. Is Earheart as heartless as he is handsome and as remorseless as he is rich? Of course. It is only when Charity enters into this mockery of a marriage that she discovers that things are not as simple as they seemed at […]

Posted September 4, 2015 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 3 Comments

Flashback Friday: Audiobook Review ~ Flowers from the Storm by Laura Kinsale

Flashback Friday: Audiobook Review ~ Flowers from the Storm by Laura Kinsale

What it’s about The Duke of Jervaulx was brilliant – and dangerous. Considered dissolute, reckless, and extravagant, he was transparently referred to as the “D of J” in scandal sheets. But sometimes the most womanizing rakehell can be irresistible, and even his most causal attentions fascinated the sheltered Maddy Timms.  Then one fateful day she receives the shocking news – the duke is lost to the world. And Maddy knows it is her destiny to help him and her only chance to find the true man behind the wicked facade.  But she never dreamed her gentle, healing touch would alter his life and her own so completely – and bind them […]

Posted August 28, 2015 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Flashback Friday: The Promise of Jenny Jones by Maggie Osborne

Flashback Friday: The Promise of Jenny Jones by Maggie Osborne

What it’s about A desperate mother takes Jenny Jones’ place in front of a firing squad in exchange for Jenny’s promise to see her daughter safely to California. Though she and the six-year-old Graciela get off to a rocky start, Jenny will do everything in her power to keep her promise, even with the child’s cousins in hot pursuit. Then she is mysteriously drawn to the handsome cowboy Ty Sanders, and though neither know it yet, their purpose is the same.  Crista’s Review 5 Stars! The Promise of Jenny Jones is definitely one for the keeper shelf. I loved every word of this one and couldn’t put it down until the […]

Posted August 21, 2015 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Quickie Review: Rose (Seven Brides #1) by Leigh Greenwood

Quickie Review: Rose (Seven Brides #1) by Leigh Greenwood

What it’s about George Randolph, the oldest brother and patriarch of the family, needs someone to wash, cook, and clean for the brothers on their Texas ranch. Rose Thornton accepts that job. She arrives at the homestead to find six men ranging in ages from six to twenty-four years old. The house looks like it hasn’t been cleaned in years, the clothes practically stand up and beg to be washed, and everything in the kitchen is black with soot and grease. She soon discovers she’s in the midst of a truly dysfunctional family. The brothers don’t seem to like anybody, and that includes each other. They don’t much like Rose, either. […]

Posted August 20, 2015 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Flashback Friday: Kiss of the Highlander (Highlander, #4) by Karen Marie Moning

Flashback Friday: Kiss of the Highlander (Highlander, #4)  by Karen Marie Moning

What it’s about A laird trapped between centuries… Enchanted by a powerful spell, Highland laird Drustan MacKeltar slumbered for nearly five centuries hidden deep in a cave, until an unlikely savior awakened him. The enticing lass who dressed and spoke like no woman he’d ever known was from his distant future, where crumbled ruins were all that remained of his vanished world. Drustan knew he had to return to his own century if he was to save his people from a terrible fate. And he needed the bewitching woman by his side…. A woman changed forever in his arms… Gwen Cassidy had come to Scotland to shake up her humdrum life […]

Posted July 24, 2015 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 8 Comments

Flashback Friday: Courting Miss Hattie by Pamela Morsi

Flashback Friday: Courting Miss Hattie by Pamela Morsi

What it’s about The news spread like brush fire through the whole county when widower Ancil Drayton announced his intention to start courting Miss Hattie Colfax. She was certainly spirited and delightfully sweet natured, and she’d managed to run her family farm almost single-handedly. But wasn’t a twenty-nine-year-old lady farmer too old to catch a husband? An Irresistible Suitor. All his life handsome, black-haired Reed Tyler had worked Miss Hattie’s farm–and dreamed of one day settling down on his own piece of land with the pretty young woman he’d sworn to marry. Hattie was someone he could tell his hopes and troubles to–someone he looked on as a sister. So he […]

Posted June 19, 2015 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments